Presentations of the United Nations / Romania International Conference on Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Precision Farming

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania, 06-10 May 2019

Co-organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Romanian Space Agency on behalf of the Government of Romania, with the support of the Cluj-Napoca University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, the Office for Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Cluj, and the Romanian Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Hosted by the Cluj-Napoca University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

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Day 1 - Monday, 06 May 2019

Opening Ceremony

Video Address by the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)



Keynote Presentation Session (Session Chair: Alexandru Badea (ROSA))
Keynote - Setting the Scene: Space for Agriculture and opportunities for developing countries - Shirish RAVAN, UNOOSA, Austria
Keynote - Space activities in Romania - Marius-Ioan PISO, ROSA, Romania
Keynote - Earth Observation and Agriculture - Patrick GRIFFITHS, European Space Agency (ESA), France
Keynote - EGNOS and Galileo for Precision Farming - Joaquin REYES-GONZALES, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), Czech Republic



Plenary Session 1 - Space for Sustainable Agriculture and Precision Farming (Moderator: Florin SERBAN (Terrasigna) and John TRIANTAFILIS (UNSW Sydney))
Applications of digital soil mapping for precision agriculture in developed and developing countries - John TRIANTAFILIS, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Assessment of nutrients and organic matter balance response to fertilization and programmed crop yield - Elina ZAKHARCHENKO, Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine
Technology for Local and Regional-Scale Assessment of Agricultural Landscape Dynamics Within the Framework of EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) - Olimpia COPACENARU, Institute of Agricultural Economy, Romanian Academy, Romania
Mapping crop types in support of sustainable agriculture and precision farming - Jinlong FAN, National Satellite Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration, China
Resolving food security through technology - Maria ZUBAIR, Punjab Information Technology Board, Pakistan
The impact of climate change on rice production in Thailand - Jainta CHOMTORANIN, University of Birmingham/ Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand
Innovative digital solutions for a sustainable and productive Agriculture - Joe COTTI, Airbus DS, Germany/France
Global Supply Chain and Satellite Technology to Support the Agriculture Sector in Central America - Luis ALFARO, El Salvador Aerospace Institute, El Salvador



Plenary Session 2 - Space for Sustainable Agriculture at the national level (Moderator: Irianna VLACHOPOULOU (UNOOSA))
Remote sensing and geospatial databases for the Brazilian agriculture sustainable development - Edson Luis BOLFE, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil
Beneficial uses of space technology in the Mexican Agroalimentary sector - Verania ECHAIDE, Mexican Space Agency, Mexico
CAP monitoring in Romania using Copernicus data - Challenges and Perspectives - Florin SERBAN, Terrasigna, Romania
Satellite Application in Agriculture in Bhutan - Tenzin DENDUP, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan



Day 2 - Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Plenary Session 3 - Emerging technologies and integrated applications in Agriculture (Moderator: Shirish RAVAN (UNOOSA))
Geo-Big Data and Digital Augmentation for Sustainable Agri-Food Systems - Chandrashekhar BIRADAR, ICARDA-CGIAR, Egypt
Hyperspectral remote sensing and fluorescence methods for wheat phenological change monitoring - Bogdan ZAGAJEWSKI, University of Warsaw, Poland
Simplifying Precision Agriculture using the ArcGIS Platform - Lucian ZAVATE, ESRI, Romania
Multiple Derived Outcomes of satellite image processing for different stakeholders - Tushar KULKARNI, Black & Veatch Pvt. Ltd, India



Plenary Session 4 - Agricultural mapping and risk assessment (Moderator: Jainta CHOMTORANIN (University of Birmingham/Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand)
Water Footprint SaaS Application - Bertil ABBING, Ecometrica, United Kingdom
A geographic information system for assessing the suitability of Romanian land to crops and land use - Andrei DORNIK, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Impact of Soil and Water Conservation Practices on Hydrological Properties Using SWAT Model - Dede SULAEMAN, World Resources Institute Indonesia



Posters Session
Mapping the deviation from optimum livestock density in the grassland agroecosystems of Romania within and outside the Natura 2000 Network - Tudor-Mihai Ursu, Anamaria Roman, Irina Ontel, Teodor Marusca, Oliviu-Grigore Pop, Sretco Milanovici, Alexandru Sin-Schneider, Carmen-Adriana Gheorghe, Sorin Avram, Sorina Farcas, Jozsef Pal Frink - Institute of Biological Research Cluj, National Meteorological Administration, Grassland R&D Institute Brasov, Foundation Conservation Carpathia, National Museum of Banat, National Institute of Economic Research of Romanian Academy, University of Craiova, National Institute for R&D in Forestry "Marin Dracea", Romania
Application of GIS technologies in the decision-making process of utilization at the local scale of manure produced in small households of the Republic of Moldova - Tatiana Ciolacu, Eugeniu Ciolacu - Institute of Pedology, Agrochemistry and Soil Protection "Nicolae Dimo", The Republic of Moldova
Satellite monitoring of agriculture in Bulgaria - use-cases from SRTI-BAS - Lachezar Filchev, Eugenia Roumenina, Petar Dimitrov, Georgi Jelev, Roumen Nedkov, Denitsa Borisova, Rumiana Kancheva - Space Research and Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (SRTI-BAS), Bulgaria
EEOBSS - EO education for Bulgarian secondary schools - Lachezar FIlchev, Ioannis Manakos, Rainer Reuter, Garo Mardirossian, Dimitar Dimitrov, Lubomira Kraleva, Tsveta Srebrova - Space Research and Technology Institute, Bulgaria, Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece, University of Oldenburg, OpticSense GmbH, Germany, National Institute in Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, Bulgaria
Soil pollution assessment using magnetic methods in Truskavets (Lviv region, Ukraine) - Oleksandr Menshov, Paulo Pereira, Oleksandr Kruglov - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania, Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research, Ukraine



Day 3 - Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Plenary Session 5 - Monitoring agriculture space and aerial platforms - (Moderator: Renato ALVES DE MORAES (UNOOSA))
Determination of the Soil Physical and Chemical Properties via Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Equipped Multispectral Camera - Turgay DINDAROGLU, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Turkey
Use of Drones in Crop Insurance - Benard SABWA, Davacc Tech Ltd, Kenya
Sentinel-2 for Agriculture Project: Towards Sentinel-2 Exploitation for Agriculture Monitoring - Cosmin CARA, CS ROMANIA SA, UCLouvain, Belgium, CESBIO, France, ESA
Satellite and Drone Images to Help Cacao Farming in Peru - Avid ROMAN-GONZALEZ, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, Peru



Plenary Session 6: Monitoring land and soil degradation (Moderator: Alexandru BADEA (ROSA))
Long term land use change affects soil erosion in the Nepal Himalayas - Devraj CHALISE, University of New England, Australia
Assessment of land degradation neutrality (LDN) based on earth observation datasets in Southern Tunisia - Bouajila ESSIFI, Institut des Regions Arides, Tunisia
Soil Classification Techniques on Local Areas Based on Satellite Data - Dorian GORGAN, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca/USAMV Cluj, Romania
Soil Damage of Eastern Herzegovina By Radionuclides - Vesna TUNGUZ, Faculty of Agriculture, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Education Day - Friday, 10 May 2019

Keynote Presentations (Moderator: Alexandru BADEA (ROSA))
UNOOSA Capacity-building programmes - Irianna VLACHOPOULOU, UNOOSA
ESA Leo Works software - Adrian STOICA, Terrasigna, Romania
GEOMAG: an ERASMUS+ project in Tunisia - Alexandru BADEA, ROSA, Romania
ESERO Project - Virgiliu POP, ESERO Romania
Space as a context in the classroom - Cristina STANCU, ESERO Romania/ROSA, Romania
Radio astronomy and inspiring teachers to use technology in the classroom - Paul DOLEA, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
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